| ABOUT THE ARTIST|
After a long commitment to geometric abstraction, I began painting the rural landscapes of South Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania in 1979. That same year, I began what has become a thirty-year affiliation with the O. K. Harris Gallery in the SoHo section of New York City that includes nine solo exhibitions. O. K. Harris provides a highly articulated context for contemporary exhibitions, built from four decades of exhibitions of the highest quality.
Through three decades of realist landscape painting, my paintings have moved from a sympathetic documentary appearance–akin to the Hudson River School–to greater complexity in structure and temperament, with a process involving extensive in-progress revisions. Recent paintings include the precise craft of the early work, while adding much complexity in the relationships among visual elements and subject matter.
For me, painting and teaching were always intertwined. They have nurtured each other. Teaching color theory, in particular, has been a great resource for my own visual education. I have studied the ways artists have used design for expression, leading the viewer to experience imagery as something felt. The principles of Gestalt psychology still apply, these principles explain how expresion "works."
I have written several essays about the workings of the language of art from the perspective of the painter. This page contains essays written for my students with consideration for all students of the visual arts. As a teacher, I seek to share what I have discovered, what changed and enriched my life, and what is not so available in the classroom and visual arts texts.